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presentations done right. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. garlique's clinically proven ingredient maintains healthy cholesterol naturally. eat right. exercise. garlique. >>> let me ask you about another country broadly speaking in the reg
for this? cutting half a trillion dollars out of medicare and you are going to be taxing people at a time they cannot afford it. we can do better. we can go back to the drawing board. it will not take 15 years. not on my watch. i will make it a priority to have coverage that states can rely on and have the flexibility. not a one-size-fits-all for the country and the hurting states. >> i am going to turn to you and you can -- all of you have talked about the economy. voters put jobs at the top of their list. everyone is worried about 10% unemployment. it is also true that this terrible economic situation workers find themselves in comes at the end of a lost decade for american workers. there has been nationwide, no net job growth since december, 1999 and middle class families when adjusted for inflation have not seen their incomes rise. what are your plans not only short term but what is the answer to the long-term challenge for jobs for americans? >> if i can no to that the congressional budget office says within 10 years that health care plan will be deficit neutral. one of the reasons w
social security and medicare and medicaid, probably the two main things basically bleeding us dry. but basically it is suicide to talk about those two. so we are going to have to go with, i guess, the spending cuts that he suggested. that is basically all i have to say. host: little rock, arkansas. paul on the republican line. caller: the morning, greta. i would like the president to talk about jobs and the economy. and during the campaign he promised to save millions of jobs. also promised to create millions of dollars. since he has been president he has created a huge deficit, sent $100 million to haiti, and there are many people right here in america who are unemployed, people who need jobs, and i feel that he should concentrate on taking care of the american people first. host: that is the headline in "the wall street journal" and "the new york times." it says -- host: new york city, luis, independent line. the trustee secretary will be testifying about what he knew about aig and that will be at 10:00 a.m. eastern time live on c-span3. also testifying as former treasury secret
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't talking about medicare advantage when they referred that. the bills in the house and senate include massive cuts in the medicare advantage program. and so people that have med can care advantage have vin vative new private insurance available for million office seniors and me digap policy. but also recognizing that the business of creating the massive new government run health insurance exchanges. and then allowing businesses to not offer health insurance if they just pay an 8 percent tax to the federal government will create an incentive where you'll see by some estimate maybe 100,000,000 americans could lose insurance through they're employers. not because the government would make them drop they're insurance you understand? you know, i think i remember the president saying one time, nothing in this bill requires you to give up your insurance. - or you know give up insurance you have through your employer but respectfully as i've said, it's hard to keep the healthcare insurance you have at the place of employment if your employer cancels it. and in this tough economy and i don't h
should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> is there a crack in the democrats' support of majority leader harry reid? one colleague isn't ruling out action against the nevada senator for comments against then presidential candid
%, the medicare payroll tax. that's a job killer. so there's a relationship between job creation and taxes, economic activity and, therefore, revenues to the federal treasury and tax rates. tax rates and taxes are not the same thing. you can reduce tax rates and actually collect more taxes. again, it sounds paradoxical, but it's true. think of this when you go to the store before christmas and they slash their prices by 40%. they're not doing that to go out of business. they're still making money. they're making more money on the volume that increases because a lot more people coming into the store even though they reduced the cost of each of the items than they would if they increased the cost of each of the items. i guarantee if they raised their prices before christmas, their competitors would reduce their prices. not to make less money, they would get more people in, make more volume. and make more money. when you -- so i'm very reluctant to support a commission which i believe will undertake to reduce our deficit by raising tax rates. it's not good for job creation. it's not good for
at getting you the scooter or power chair you need. in fact, if we pre-qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >>> a chilling new video from the taliban. what it tells us about the attack that killed seven people at a cia outpost. >>> the kiss that closed an airport terminal. police think they found the man in newark who triggered the six-hour security problem. >>> two men are under arrest in connection with a new york terror plot. one of them is a new york city tab drooifr. he was arraigned yesterday. the other is a bosnian immigrant. susan candiotti is live from new york. >> reporter: hello, fredricka. through his attorney and from his own father, both say that the man who is accused of an act of conspiracy and terrorist actor is not guilty. the government says otherwise. today
. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some pd what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. choose your hospital. and no referrals needed. there are no networks help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. hey, ask our doctor about garlique, okay? garlique's clinically proven ingredient mainta
to the president's bill, but asked in return for some relief of the reimbursement under medicare to the physicians elimination of this flawed formula that year after year after year forces the doctors to take these deep cuts so that they can't -- literally can't afford to continue to see medicare patients and of course the request, mr. speaker, at that particular meeting back in chicago probably last may or june of 2009 that there be some meaningful medical liability tort reform. the c.b.o., in fact, estimated that that would save $54 billion. just that one issue would save $54 billion. the c.b.o. says over 10 years, mr. speaker, i respectfully suggest that's a most conservative estimate on their part. i think it would be $54 billion each and every year over the next 10 years. but in any regard, i am blessed tonight to be joined by a number of the members of the g.o.p. doctors' caucus, and we're going to talk about the main theme of tonight, and that is the issue of transparency. and i want to get into that in just a second. nothing could be more important, particularly at this point, this 11th ho
around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >> gregg: now back to the devastation in haiti. in times of trouble, many of us turn to god. we do so obviously in haiti as well, but as you probably know, voodoo is also big in haiti and in the mist of this, many are clinging to the voodoo faith. maim any? >> we found
mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> six more weeks of winter, we wish. this cold isn't going to snap anytime soon is, it, chad. >> not really kyra, although we have an issue next week that could bring an ice storm to parts of the southeast, but also a warmup to other parts. it all depends on where the low pressure system is. if there's a low right here, you've got a cold front and this is the side where the cold air is over here. there's also another warm front that we begins to warm things up
medicare advantage, and they were referring to that because the bills in the house and senate contain massive cuts. if people that have medicare advantage and the innovative program available to millions of seniors through medicare -- that goes away. also, this business of creating massive new government-run health insurance exchanges and allowing businesses to not offer health insurance to their employees if they just pay and 8% tax to the federal government is going to create an incentive for you are going to see, by some estimates, maybe a hundred million americans could lose the health insurance they currently have with their employer. it is not because the government would make the employer dropped their health insurance regan -- health insurance. i think our remember the president's saying nothing in this bill will make you give up the insurance you have through your employer. i would say respectfully, it is awfully hard to keep the health insurance you have at your place of employment if your employer cancels it, and in this tough economy -- it is tough all over in this country
programs. the fastest growing parts won't be cut, including medicare, medicaid, social security, national security and veterans programs. listen to both sides' take on the freeze. >> the president will outline steps tomorrow, including freezing nonsecurity discretionary spending, spending that's almost doubled. >> the spending freeze is on an 84% increase he signed into law. the freeze is delayed one year so it's not fiscal discipline. >> according to the white house the freeze would save $250 billion over the decade. >> thank you very much. another busy week for president obama. tomorrow as caroline said he'll outline his budget for 2010 and attend a meeting for the olympics. tuesday he goes to new hampshire and wednesday meets with a bipartisan group of governors to discuss energy policy. thursday he'll will he liver re-- deliver remarks at the national prayer breakfast. >> president obama called jobs the number one focus for this year. later on he urged lawmakers to keep on trying for an agreement on healthcare. but is there bipartisan on either issue? is it really possible? >> what th
improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm dan weston. we're experts at getting you the scooter or power chair you need. in fact, if we pre-qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >>> and hello, everyone. i'm cnn meteorologist karen maginnis. still watching that snowstorm that traveled all the way from the panhandle of texas to oklahoma, knocking power out there to more than 160,000 people. that was as of friday evening. now it's moved on towards the mid-atlantic, and we'll expect the heaviest snowfall across much of virginia, but we can't forget the folks down here from c
to the mayo clinic in arizona? i knew you didn't know. they said, we're not taking any medicare patients anymore because the government's payments are too low. now, other mayo clinic may follow, may not. but seniors, rightfully so, are very nervous about obama care cutting back on their medicare payments. so they're going to lash out at anybody supporting obama care. i'll give you the last word. go. >> they want medicare advantage, most seniors. aarp said medigap. the premium does the same thing, fills in the blank that medicare leaves. but it's more expensive in terms of the premium. so those people who are opposed to obama care are suggesting that what aarp did was a play to enrich their coffers from their insurance industry. but i think that more importantly, this is the biggest political phenomenon -- >> 15 seconds. >> the populous rage that has now caused dorgan in north dakota and dodd in connecticut to say they're retiring, i think that is the biggest political story right now, the first quarter of 2010. after that i think how that plays out will be how the futures of the parties
, and medicare and private insurance had to pay for all this waste. all i am trying to say is that if you are going to put primary- care physicians in, you have to teach them to know what they are doing rather than to rely on specialists to get the answers. host: great, thank you. we have a la -- a lot of callers waiting. guest: what she is describing is the world. struggling with in edmonson. -- had the world we are struggling with in madison. we cannot know it all. we have been unwilling to admit that. we've been trained to get the idea that it is all going to be in our head, and we have not developed the systems in the place that can change that. it is why i ended up writing on something as mundane as developing a checklist across madison. we look at the aviation world and how they handle themselves, the skyscraper world, and we found the the first principle of successful conditions of complexity is for experts to admit to themselves that they are fallible, that they will fail at times, it will not remember everything, and then to build in those standards of practice, the checks on the
senator ben nelson? apparently he is asking for money for his state that would be used for medicare and he's asking not to take it anymore? guest: this was done essentially to get senator nelson's vote. it was to expand federal funding for medicare in nebraska. some said great, but what about our state? senator nelson took a lot of heat for this. he's a conservative leaning democrat in a strongly republican state. he's gone around the state and done all kinds of ads to explain his position, and finally he said to senator reed, let's take this off the table. he said let's give it to all states or take it out entirely. host: wlats going on in massachusetts -- with what's going on in massachusetts, how long until he could be sworn into the senate? guest: this is a matter of contention. you haveçó democratic-leaning officials in massachusetts saying it may take two weeks to officially process the win. thers÷ tradition in the senate it is not disputed, you get that person in there as quickly as possible. i can bet republicans would be crying foul if democrats tried to string this out and lea
in afghanistan at large? answers, next. who need assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. patti ann: this is a "fox news alert," new video into "america's newsroom" from a taliban attack in the afghan capital. watch what came they've salts from an overseas news agency. >> taking positions on rooft
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it. hay is signing the medicare bill. this is the same month, july 1965. and at the same time, in the next week, he's launching the first huge escalation secretly without telling the american people of the vietnam war. and what obama is -- as i see it, trying -- he has a vast vision for america as lyndon johnson did. and he's setting out to transform the country on many fronts. and i think it is going to be fascinating in world history and the history of this country to see if hay success saeds. >> you don't think that johnson -- you know, johnson overreached as -- failed because of an overreach of the great society. you think it was all undone because of vietnam. >> let me give you an example. 1965, everything looks better. and then the money starts to go for vietnam. you know, if i can just take one more minute, if you read the notes of his meetings, he called them the tuesday cabinet meetings, on the second floor of the white house and the family dining room, off enwith four people. mcnamara, george bundy, chairman of the choynlt chiefs of staff. he was suddenly -- you will
between the senate and the house. the medicare ak chau wary is looking at the bill as it now stands. a report says it would grow health care expenditures, and it says that it believes unrealistic things to obtain. is the president comfortable with the cost curve? is it bent enough as it now stands or in negotiating a final compromise, do you need to bend it more? >> certainly the medicare is a group that looks at it, and the council of economic advisers has done a lot of work looking at what the cbo is projecting, and we feel confident based on their numbers and on the joint taxation, the senate version of the bill would generally slow the growth of the cost about 1% near year, which may sound small but it's enormous. i think the important thing is, the president made this a priority. >> the administration is committed. the new budget is coming up in a few weeks, they say they will try to do more to tackle the spending problem. the administration believed spending was necessary, and running up nor deficit was necessary, and now as you shift to try to control the deficit as well as t
movement, social security, medicare, the minimum wage, the 40-hour week, the civil-rights act, the voting rights act -- that is what made the united states a beacon of hope in a confused and divided world. but to many people now take for granted government rolls as protector of wall street and the privilege. they see middle-class americans as overpaid and underworked. as the social security as a problem -- they see social security as a problem rather than the only piece of our retirement system that actually work. they feel sorry for homeless people but fail to see the connection between downsizing and outsourcing in inequality and homelessness. the republicans offered the middle class the false hope of tax cuts. the end up in reaching the rich, devastating the middle-class by destroying institutions like public education and social security that make the middle class possible. are you try to tell me something? >> yes, we are now in your question and answer period. [laughter] >> we're going to start with a question and answer period. >> i can wrap up and a couple of minutes but not 30 sec
. we do not need what is being pushed in washington on massachusetts, spending $500 million on medicare? we know we need to reform and that is something we're going to be doing very shortly. to think that we need of one size fits all plan from congress, coming down here and hurting what we have? that is one of the differences between martha coakley and i. at a time when we just do not needed. i would propose going and allowing states to do this individually with the government incentivizing it. we can export what we have done and show them how to do it. i am looking forward to be the party -- the 41st vote and get that plan back to the drawing board. >> thank you for hosting us here this evening. i would be proud to be the 60th vote to make sure that we need health care reform that was so badly need. we have taken the lead here in massachusetts, and now we are attacking the cost to provide competition and transparency to bring the costs down. we spent $2.60 trillion on health care in this country. we do not get our money. we do not have transparent terry -- transparency in competition.
in washington on massachusetts. cutting half a trillion dollars from medicare you're going to look at longer lines, lesser coverage. we know we need to reform pricing as a member going to be doing very shortly. but do you think were going to have a one-size-fits-all plan in congress is going to come down here in massachusetts and hurt what we have here at that's one of the differences between martha coakley and i peered were talking about a trillion dollar health care plan, have a trillion dollars of medicare cuts at a time when we just don't need it. i would propose actually going and allowing the state to do it individually with a government incentive i senate. very similar to what he did here. we can actually export out and show them how to do it. i'm looking for to having the opportunity to be the 41st about and make sure that we get that plan back to the drawing board. >> ms. coakley? >> thank you, david. thanks for hosting us this evening. how would be proud to be the 60th vote to make sure we get health care reform that we so badly need. we've taken a major massachusetts and getting e
to freeze government spending for three years. spending related to our national security, medicare, medicaid, and social security will not be affected. but all other discretionary government programs will. like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need and sacrifice what we don't, and if i have to enforce this discipline by veto, i will. martha: as we have told you and has been much discussed, there's always been a lot of sniping about what would actually be included in that spending freeze and how much of a difference it would make. house speaker nancy pelosi in a very controversial move not long before the speech last night said she thinks that defense spending should be part of that spending freeze. congressman adam smith is on the house armed services committee and he joins us now. congressman, welcome, good to have you here this morning. >> thank you for having me, i appreciate it. martha: what did you think about the fact that the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, came out before the president spoke last night and said why not include defense sp
are, elderly, or late middle-aged because of the pattern of our wars. most will qualify for medicare anyway. the va has excess capacity. it soon will have a whole lot more excess capacity. as the last the world war ii generation and korea war pass along. . . dicare is about two-thirds. so this is a triple winner. open up the va to the vets who can use the medicare entitlement not only that, open >> let them buy into the system. does not only makes clinical sense, an 80 year-old veterans, they're both going to have to learn to take care of each other, but it makes financial sense because every person you get off medicare into the va, you save may be about a third. and patient satisfaction is incredibly high. so that's my case. for what we've got to do, not just about agent orange situation, but getting our veterans ride in general. thank you. [applause] >> well, thank you everyone for your remarks. i want to open it up to questions from the audience. at first i just want to ask a few myself. and the first is, that it seems like both in vietnam and in the united states, this is sort of
down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know. let me know. [applause] let me know. [applause] i'm eager to see it. here is what i ask congress though. don't walk away from reform, not now, not when we are so close. let us find a way to come together and finish the job for the american people. [applause] let's get it done. [applause] let's get it done. [applause] now even as health care reform would reduce our deficit, it is not enough to dig us out of the massive fiscal hole in which we find ourselves. it is a challenge that makes all others that much harder to solve, and one that has been subject to a lot of political posturing. so let me start the discussion of government spending by setting the record straight. at the beginning of the last decade, the year 2000, america had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. by the time i took office, we had a one-year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. most of this was the result of not paying for
is the good news -- compared to medicare, social security is in reasonably good shape, with a relatively small adjustments, you can have a solvent for a long time to the social security is going to be there. i know people are concerned about it. social security we can fix. in terms of the cola, which stands for cost-of-living allowance -- it is put in place to make sure that social security is keeping up with inflation. here is the problem -- this past year, because of the severity of the recession, we did on that inflation, we had deflation. -- we did not have inflation, we had deflationary prices actually fell last year. as a consequence, seniors were not eligible for a cost-of- living adjustment because prices did not go up in the aggregate. that does not mean that individual folks were not being pinched by higher heating prices or what have you, but on average, prices went down. here is what we did -- working with these key members of congress here, we did vote to provide aid to order to the dollar -- provide the $250 one- time payment to seniors, which when he factored in, amounted to 1.8
of the provisions the closing of the doughnut hole, that's how much the people on medicare have to pay out of pocket for their medication. we want to close that gap so people don't have to pay that much. we do it in the house of representatives, and so that was i think a lot of the conversation. so it isn't super yet. >> host: recovered a town hall meeting with stupak in michigan he talked about his amendment on abortion. it's part of the house legislation. did that come up last night and what is the fate of that do you think? >> guest: eight date. the pro-choice caucus which i'm part of, which has well over 100 members in the house of representatives and wide support throughout the country reproductive health care being part of any package. it came up last night in the context of those of us who are pro-choice believe that we ought to stick with the status quo that says and i want to say very clearly not any federal dollar to pay for abortion. we don't necessarily like that but we agree with that. that is the hyde amendment. and the stupak amendment and the nelson amendment and the samet go well be
bucks -- assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. dave: listen to this concept, what if we take our politicians out of washington? away from lobbyist and away from each other, will they get more work done? and we are back with our political panel, who is actually tweeting for clayton mo
, one is we can cut out the medicare wage, democrats have been for that, subsidies for people that aren't insured, and we can begin to get universal insurance, tax breaks for smaller businesses to incentivize them to cover their employees. i think that we also ought to possibly put on the table tort reform for punitive damages in particular, i think that will bring republicans along. trace: maybe those are all good points, juliane, you've done your research and home work and those are good points. the whole problem is getting that together and getting congress to agree on that takes time. we've spent a year. don't we need to focus on one thing, which is jobs, before we even mention health care again? >> yeah, i mean, i go back to your earlier point, it's well into the future before he mentioned the word jobs, and let's look at what the american people want. scott rasmussen came out with new numbers that said that 61 percent of the american people want the president to move off of health care and on to fixing this economy and really get people hired and getting the unemployment rate down
it. he's signing the medicare bill. this is the same month. july 1965. at that same time in the next week he is launching the first huge escalation, secretly without telling the american people, of the vietnam war. obama is, as i see it -- he has a vast vision for america. as lyndon johnson did. and he's setting out to transform the country on many fronts, and i think it's going to be fascinating in world history and the history of this country to see if he succeeds or not. >> you don't think johnson, you know, johnson overreached or failed because of an overreach of the great society? you think it was all undone because of vietnam? >> let me give you an example. 1965 everything looks better and then the money starts to go for vietnam. you know, if i can just take one more minute. if you read the notes of his meetings, he used to call them the tuesday cabinet meetings. they were up on the second floor of the white house in the family dining room. often with just four people. mcnamara, george bundy, and chairman of the chiefs of staff. you suddenly say, gee, we don't have money for th
marketplace. we want a system where seniors don't have huge gaps in their medicare prescription drug coverage. and where medicare itself is on a sound financial footing. those are the things that we're fighting for. and i'm not going to stop on that, because it's the right thing to do. and by the way, if you are serious about reducing our deficit and debt, you cannot accomplish it without reforming our health care system, because that's what's gobbling up more federal dollars than anything else. i don't understand folks who say they don't want to see government spending out of control and then are fighting reforms that the congressional budget office says would cut $1 trillion off our deficit over the next two decades. those aren't my numbers. we're never going to stop fighting to cut waste and abuse. we have had deficits that have been accumulating for too long. families across the country are tightening their belt and making tough decisions. it's time for the federal government to do the same. and that's why i proposed specific steps last night to bring the deficit down. and i'm grateful th
. >> spending related to our national security, medicare, medicaid, social security will not be effected. >> democrats are angry because they say the president is giving the defense budget a pass. house speaker nancy pelosi today demanded defense contracts and weapons system feel the freeze. >> just last year, the pentagon's 96 largest weapons acquisitions programs alone had cost overruns of $296 billion. i don't think they should be exempted from the freeze. >> the numbers came from a government accountability report detailing pentagon weapons systems waste. another member of the house democratic leadership blasted mr. obama's non-defense freeze. >> i think it's outrageous not everyone is included in this scrubbing on how we could save money. >> like the speaker, congressman becerra said there should be no cuts for war fighting, combat equipment or troop training. >> but i'm not interested in allow single source contracts that are overruns by the millions or billions be paid for by taxpayers. >> the pentagon spent more than $650 billion in 2009. mr. obama's proposed spending freeze woul
' jewelry sold right here in the united states. we'll have more on what exactly is going on. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. >>> 20 minutes past the hour. we're minding your business right now, and there is a warning out for parents, some chinese manufacturers are now replacing lead in children's jewelry with another dangerous metal, cadmium. the associated press conducted lab tests on more than 100 items purchased in new york, in ohio, texas and california. they found levels of cadmium as high as 91%. it's linked to some cancers and also affects brain development in young children, even more so than lead. the consumer product safety commission now says it is opening an investigation and will take action, quote, as quickly as possible to protect the safety of children. >>> and stephanie elam here minding your business this morning. bonus season just about upon us, and some very happy people. >> i don't know about that. actually, i think a lot of workers are very unhappy, because -- >> the ones receiving the bone uses? >> because they're not as big as they were. this is an issue
, it appears that their cost per patient as compared to medicare is about two-thirds, all right? this is a triple winner. open up the va to vets who can use their medicare entitlement. not only that, open it up to their wives. let them buy into the system. it not only makes clinical sense but but an 80-year-old veterans has got comorbidity and they both will have to learn to take care of each other but it makes financial sense because everybody you get off medicare to the va you saved maybe about a third. and patient satisfaction is incredibly high. so that's my case for what we ought to do, not just abouthxz agent orange situation but getting our veterans right in general. thank you. [applause] >> well, thank you, everyone for your remarks. i want to open it up to questions in a minute but i want to ask a few myself.g6v and the first is that it seems like both in vietnam and in the united states -- this is sort of the theme that kind of emerged as we were doing our research and editing the package, what you run into is the limits of science when trying to craft public policy ei
that the bush administration didn't pay for things for eight years. medicare part d, two gigantic tax cuts and they were never paid for. the republican criticisms of the president's programs now about not paying for them, it's important to set the record straight here. >> very quickly. has he worked too closely with congressional democratic leaders and that's what's hurt him with independents? >> i think what's hurt everybody in washington, not just with independents, but democrats and republicans alike is this sense they're not dealing with the real issues that face people's lives. message out of massachusetts was stop messing around. we need an economic strategy. we need jobs. we need you guys to look after our interests and stop the messing around and get to work. i think that was loud and clear. >> former white house communications director, anita dunn. your boss was pretty loose last night though. >> i think he was feeling like he knows where he wants to go. yeah. >> loosy-goosy in a very formal setting. >>> coming up, search teams pull off another miracle rescue in haiti. >>> plus ha
are entitlements. our budget is locked down with social security and medicare and medicaid bills that are unsustainable. if you try to solve these problems, the power of special- interest groups who are against whatever solution you put on the table has gone exponentially greater. can you imagine right in the united states constitution in today's environment -- can you imagine writing the united states constitution in today's environment? the power of money on the ability to find consensus on the hard things has gotten greater. i am not true that is going to hard decisions. i worry about this decision. >> we could not have gone the constitution if it had been negotiated on c-span. >> corporations do not want to be hated, for the most part. they have many ways to pour more money into the political process if they wanted to and they have chosen not to. to cross that line and suddenly decide that, as a corporation, i want to defeat lindsay gramm of north carolina and those corporations are in sentences co, boston, and new york city, that is -- are in san francisco, boston, and in ne
entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. but a lot of people very concerned about these cuts, about these freezes. we've heard from democrats as well as republicans. we've even heard from some economists as well is a controversial idea. the former labor secretary under president clinton, robert reich, said now is not the time to freeze spending. i want you to take a listen. >> i don't think it makes much sense, larry, and i'll tell you why. the government under the circumstances we now face is the purchaser of last resort. consumers are not buying. they're still scared for good reason. businesses are not investing very much. they don't want to invest if there are not consumers out there so government has got to spend. this is something a lot of people have difficulty understanding. >> tony, some republicans are saying these freezes are not enough. it doesn't deal with medicare or medicaid or social security, those big entitlement programs, not far enough. some democrats are saying, look, they're quite worried about social programs that would be cut, whether it's education or health
medicare, medicaid, entitlement programs not necessarily being cut, and some democrats saying this goes too far. you'll have health care and education being cut. what this does do, however, is moves this president closer to the right, and that is what he needs to do. he needs to attract those fiscally-conservative democrats, independents and some republicans. the administration and this president admitted yesterday yesterday this is part of the reason health care reform wasn't passed. he didn't get partisan support. take a listen to what he said to diane sawyer. >> we had to make so many decisions quickly in a very difficult set of circumstances that after a while, we started worrying more about getting the policy right than getting the process right. >> reporter: and, john, that is what the course correction is all about this go-round. this president obviously in a state of the union is going to be appealing to middle class voters and also to republicans as well as democrats saying he wants bipartisan support. he's got serious proposals on the table that he hopes will garner both sides sup
that cut medicare by half a trillion dollars in raises -- down the throats of the american people. >> another official in washington is michael steele it has caused some consternation among aides on capitol hill, i wonder, are you concerned about his "of late -- quotes of late? >> it be measured in two ways. how much money did you raise? how many elections did you win? that standard will be applied to this chairman as it has to others. >> you do not have any concern about -- >> chairman still will be bait -- judged on the basis of how much money did you raise? how many elections did you win? >> what is your sense following your visit to afghanistan about economic development? what can be done to promote specific legislation? >> afghanistan used to be an agricultural exporter. we visited the area near the two rivers. when you think of afghanistan, and you think of these mountain ranges. down south, the areas along the rivers, it is very fertile. to the extent that they can get on top of the pop the problem and it agriculture growing again, afghanistan has a chance to feed itself an
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the freeze does not extend, biggest budget busters that is medicare and medicaid and social security. i'm not so sure how exactly effective it's going to be. >> julie: will it help the economy more, reducing deficits or debt or greater government spending? >> well, that definitely depends on who you talk to. i think that the deficit and debt are a huge cost to us. we have to reduce government second. best way to create jobs has been proven again and again is to cut taxes. >> julie: in the state of the union address, president obama talked about spending some $30 million, $30 billion, rather, in incentives including tax breaks. he put a lot of emphasis on the private sector. if you put money in small businesses, they can hire and reduce the unemployment rate. is that where the focus needs to be in 2010, in private small businesses? >> small businesses is the biggest creators of jobs, period. if you cut their taxes, generally they will hire. some critics say this money would basically be going only to people who are going to hire anyway and they'll be getting a tax credit for it. again it
looming over the social security and medicare systems coming down the road. so it's really questionable whether the u.s. can't afford to fight two wars simultaneously under these revised circumstances. now the u.s. military has backhandedly admitted that it can't win in afghanistan, but hopes the surge will allow it to disrupt and degrade quote unquote the taliban. which really means contain the taliban in urban areas until the afghan security forces are up to speed. but of course all the surge troops will not be in place until the fall of next year, having only nine short months until the withdrawal supposedly begins. the afghan forces are small, corrupt and drug ravaged and it would take much longer than even five years that karzai has testified for them to be able to secure the country by themselves. the problem in afghanistan contrary to what people believe, is that you can't contrast afghanistan. afghanistan has been conquered many times. the problem is of doing it and controlling it, which it really has been. i think that ago probably back to the persian cyrus to find anyone who h
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